By Beth Cameron, PR & Communications, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine @FSEM_UK
Professor Karim Khan was awarded Honorary Fellowship of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine at the BASEM/FSEM joint Annual Conference, Walk 500 Miles, on Thursday 2 October 2014. Professor Khan received the award in recognition of his international career in Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Professor Khan is a truly international sports physician. He was educated in Australia, and studied Medicine and Medical Research at the University of Melbourne. He was awarded a PhD in Medicine by the University of Melbourne with a thesis titled “The effect of mechanical loading on the musculoskeletal system: clinical and laboratory studies”. More recently he has studied and completed an MBA from the University of British Columbia, Canada.
His career spans the globe. Starting in Australia, he moved to Canada and is currently working in Qatar as the Director of Research and Education at Aspetar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Hospital. He is in his 7th year as Editor in Chief of the British Journal of Sports Medicine, which has become the leading international academic journal and digital media hub for the speciality.
Professor Khan is authorised as a Sports Medicine Physician by the Canadian Academy of Sports Medicine (CASEM) and the Australasian College of Sports Physicians (ACSP). He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and Sports Medicine Australia. He served as Sports Physician to several teams, from a range of disciplines from Ballet to Basketball. His main research areas are in exercise promotion for health (including bone health and falls prevention) and pathogenesis and imaging of tendinopathies. He has published over 250 original research articles in addition to 3 books. He is a co-author of Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine, which has been published in three languages and is in its 4th edition. In 2001, Professor Khan was awarded the Australian Prime Minister’s Medal for service to sports medicine. In 2012, he was profiled in ‘The Lancet” with a biography titled ‘Good Sports’.
The FSEM awards up to two Honorary Fellows per year via its Members and Fellows Committee. The award of Honorary Fellow is made where there is an outstanding contribution to the specialty of Sport and Exercise Medicine throughout an individual’s professional career.